Recent Posts

Poll: 48% of Likely Voters Now Say Gov’t Not Doing Enough to Stop Illegal Immigration

By Craig Bannister |cnsnews (Screenshot) Nearly half (48%) of likely voters in the U.S. now think the government is doing too little to stop ...

Read More

Congress agrees almost unanimously to pay furloughed federal workers after government shutdown ends

By Robert Romano at the Daily Torch Getting the southern border wall approved by Congress may have just gotten slightly harder from a negotiating standpoint. On ...

Read More

The Government Shutdown Exposes Another Reason to Abolish the TSA

By Ryan McMaken at Mises The Transportation Security Administration, a federal agency, is facing a no-show problem with employees, as paychecks are ...

Read More

Woman Denied Housing for Being a Conservative

                ~ Liberty Planet Pardes Seleh, like many sensible young people, recently began looking for a townhouse or apartment that she could ...

Read More

Feds: Illegal Alien Family Tried to Smuggle Alleged Cop Killer Across Border Featured

Written by John Binder/Bladderbuzz   The family of Gustavo Perez Arriaga, a 32-year-old illegal alien, helped him evade police and attempted to help ...

Read More

Jim Acosta Can’t See ‘National Emergency’ At Border, Then CNN Reports 20 Killed

By Tori McNabb/Red Right Videos CNN’s Jim Acosta evidently never tires of making an outright fool of himself. Ever. Every time I ...

Read More

PHOTOS: From Vatican Walls to Obama’s Fence, 20 Barriers Around the World

(AP/Getty Images)   Breitbart News Network As President Trump requests full funding for a border wall along the United States-Mexico border, elected Democrats ...

Read More

Undocumented Immigrants Cost U.S. $113 Billion Annually

 WARNER TODD HUSTON /Godfather Politics. As President Donald Trump has warned, the cost of illegal immigrants on the U.S. is severe and ...

Read More

George Soros has massive wall around his home

See how leading open-borders activist 'protects the things he loves' From WND The wall outside the home of George Soros One of the ...

Read More

Dems Say They Aren’t Refusing Their Pay During Shutdown Because it Would be a 'Distraction'

BY NICHOLAS BALLASY /PJMedia The Capitol is seen as the partial government shutdown lurches into a third week on Jan. 7, 2019. (AP ...

Read More

Latest News

[smoothslider]

Key labor bill advances, Dems stage walkout

Share
Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives
Line spacer

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Line spacer

Dear CF Friend,

On Monday, I watched 11 Democrats demonstrate the rights government workers deserve—while voting against granting them.

Let me back up. Monday morning, the House Labor and Industry Committee met at the Capitol to discuss the rights of our state government workers.

One of the bills on the agenda was Rep. Kate Klunk’s HB 2571, which ratifies the Supreme Court’s Janus decision as state law in Pennsylvania, while also instructing public employers to notify nonunion workers that union payments are voluntary, and to inform new employees that paying a union is not a condition of their employment.

CF has endorsed this bill from the start because government employees deserve to know their rights.

You won’t believe what happened later. All 11 Democrats stood up and walked out of the committee meeting. These members all voted against giving workers transparency about their right to join or resign from a union.

The irony is that government workers should be able to do exactly what the 11 Democrats on the committee did Monday morning: leave if they feel their voices aren’t heard.

I’m happy to tell you that despite the theatrics, the bill has now advanced to the floor for a vote. We are hopeful the full House and Senate will put the bill on Governor Wolf’s desk this fall.

<< Help us push this bill to the finish line in the House: Send a message to your representative now! >>

Despite the big-money influence that unions clearly exert on lawmakers, CF is winning policy victories that bring fairness and individual liberty back to the public sector workplace.

That’s all thanks to you!

Gratefully,

Jeremy

Jeremy Baker
Senior Government Affairs Associate

P.S. Here’s a picture of the meeting after the walkout.

Comments are closed.

Polls

Please take our reader satisfaction poll. Please select one from each part.

View Results